Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Name Tag and Kitty Ride

Hello! Earlier this year I made name tags for myself and the other ladies I work with using stamped images. I work at a school and one of the students asked me to make her one, too. I had actually forgotten about it, but she reminded me today and as she is a 6th grader and getting ready to move on to Middle School next year I thought I would surprise her with it tomorrow. It is very simple - just the stamped image (one of the fabulous images by ching-chou kuik) cut out and mounted on colored card stock, with her name written on the bottom. I did add lots of sparkle!

The Details:
Stamp: ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 14, Plate 43) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Classic Yellow Green (Prism), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,RV10
Hair: V000,V01,V04
Roses and Background: Y02,Y08,V01,YG00,YG03,YG25,YG17
Misc: Diamond Stickles, Sakura Clear Stardust Gel Pen

The next card also uses an image from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection. This one is called Fly Dandelions and I loved this image so much as soon as I saw it! The beautiful fairy holding onto the sweet kitty, surrounded by dandelions just makes me smile!

The Details:
Stamp: Fly Dandelions - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 13, Plate 42) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Koshi - Basic Grey, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Skin: R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
Hair: B91,B21,B63
Cat: W0,W1,W3,W5,W8,V04,V06,V09
Background: G20,G21,B91,B63,V04
Misc: Stardust Stickles, Ribbon (Offray), Brad (Basic Grey)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Randi said...

You are too sweet!! She is going to flip over that name tag!! It is stunning!!! Love the exquisite purple eyes and all that wonderful sparkle!!
Your black and white kitty with the purple eyes is AMAZING!!! Such stunning coloring!!!
Thanks for your awesome comment! That technique is actually super easy!! For the flower one:
Basically I punched the flowers out of cardstock. Then I took the piece that I punched them out of and used it as a frame and decided where I wanted the colored flowers to go. Then I used the punched out flowers and traced around them (leaving a 1/4" margin or so. Then I colored inside the shapes. Then I used my punch to punch out where I colored. I then edged them with some Peony Colorbox ink and outlined them with my Stardust Clear gelly pen. And the last step was to glue them onto the image. If your flower shapes overlap, like mine did, then you may have to color on two separate images. That's why the outlining comes in handy (also keeps you from doing more coloring than necessary!)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

These are gorgeous!
I was drawn to the "kitty ride" image too, but was too imtimidated to buy it. Next time.
Thanks Randi, for the great tutorial on that fabulous technique! I am going to try it out this weekend.

Christine Riley said...

Wow, both projects are absolutely gorgeous, I love your coloring and paper choices.
Hugs, Christine

Lisa Foster said...

These are both STUNNING! Always love to visit're so inspiring!

Mimi said...

These are gorgeous! Love the purple colors, my fav! And the sparkles are amazing. I'm sure she's gonna love it. Lucky girl! ;)

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kadie said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Amy said...

These are both SO pretty Traci and how sweet of you to make up that name tag for your little student... I'm sure she will treasure it! :)